Colorful Mushroom Plate and Mug

Designer: Carmen Allen



  1. Begin with soft fired stoneware bisque. 
  2. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust. 
  3. Use a fan brush to apply 1 coat of SW-203 Squash Yellow to the face of the plate. Be somewhat mindful of the brush strokes as they may be visible. Adding a bit of water to your brush and mixing into the UG can help the application be smoother. Use big broad brush strokes. 
  4. Use a fan brush to apply 1 coat of UG-217 Red Coal as dots over the face of the plate. Load the brush and swirl onto the plate to create a loose and imperfect dot.   
  5. Use a palette knife to mix the AC-310 Silkscreen Medium with UG-01 True Teal and UG-94 Pansy Purple until they are the thickness of a loose peanut butter. Use your finger to apply the thickened mixture through the screen. You can use the screen repeatedly, but be sure to rinse and thoroughly dry once the screen gets gummy/is not transferring as well. Lightly applying a grid on the plate with a pencil can help with making an even pattern. Begin with one color and then follow up with the second by off-setting the images.  
  6. Use a script liner and fan brush to apply 3 coats of SW-134 Eggplant to the rim and back of the plate – avoiding the foot. (or the inside and handle of the mug) 
  7. Use a fan brush to apply 2 coats of SW-001 Stoneware Clear to the face of the plate.  
  8. Use a clean sponge to wipe the excess glaze off of the foot. 
  9. Fire to cone 5/6. (Sample was fired to cone 6) 



  • SB-105 Rimmed Dinner Plate
  • SB-120 Stoneware Latte Cup 


  • SW-001 Stoneware Clear
  • SW-134 Eggplant
  • UG-91 True Teal
  • UG-94 Pansy Purple
  • UG-203 Squash Yellow
  • UG-217 Red Coral

Decorating Accessories

  • RB-140 #4 Soft Fan
  • CB-106 #6 Script Liner
  • DSS0166 Tropical Leaves Silkscreen 
  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Synthetic Sponge
  • Water
  • Masking Tape